We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

American Pro Diving Center Manatee Snorkel Tour

Certificate of Excellence
Improve this listing
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: 821 Southeast Highway 19, Crystal River, FL 34429
Phone Number: 1-352-563-0041
Website
Description: American Pro Diving Center offers guided Crystal River dive and snorkel...
American Pro Diving Center offers guided Crystal River dive and snorkel Manatee tours for over 18 years in florida. Our snorkel with manatee tours are guided by in water professional divemasters and is just one of the reasons we received many awards from state and local educational systems as well as the National Geographic Dive Center Award from PADI and National Geographic. Experience manatee tours with all the comforts that a five star facility has to offer in Crystal River, Florida.Our trips are successful because the dive masters educate on the manatee and the manners of being in their environment while on the manatee snorkel tours. The guides enter the water with you so that both you and the Manatees have a safe and enjoyable time even if you are new to snorkeling. This can be the experience of a lifetime on our Crystal River manatee snorkel.
read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 400 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 302
    Excellent
  • 53
    Very good
  • 18
    Average
  • 12
    Poor
  • 15
    Terrible
Excellent tours and staff

Just wanted to say thanks. My son and I were there April 3 and 4. Mike our boat captain took us on the Rainbow river dive and it was fantastic. Cory took us on the Rainbow river... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 8, 2015
Jim H
,
Norfolk, Virginia
Add Photo Write a Review

400 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Any
English first
Norfolk, Virginia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Just wanted to say thanks. My son and I were there April 3 and 4. Mike our boat captain took us on the Rainbow river dive and it was fantastic. Cory took us on the Rainbow river night dive, the Manatee tour and the kings springs cavern dive. Can't tell you how much we enjoyed these dives and how helpful... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

American Pro Divers were great. The captain was very knowledgable and friendly. However, the experience was misleading. We saw one manatee in very murky water. We also had to huddle around with about 20 people. Everything advertised led us to believe that we would see many manatees in clear water. That is only the case if you go in December... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

I was so excited to be going on this tour. We went over from Kissimmee for the night. Unfortunately it was raining but this doesn't really matter because your going in the water anyway. The people that run the dive shop are very friendly. I would recommend this experience to anyone who likes to snorkel. I wanted to do the... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
lyle7692
Top Contributor
89 reviews 89 reviews
18 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

Now, when I say so-so, I'm referring to the whole hit or miss experience of chasing wild animals. American Pro was very good. Alas, we saw one gray mass in the muddiest water every. It was nothing like the pictures. So understand, this is a bit of a gamble.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Colby, Wisconsin
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

My daughter and I booked the Crystal River Manatee tour in March. Everyone at the shop was so friendly and helpful. Our Captain was Cory and he taught us a lot about how manatees live and made sure we saw one up close. He knew all of our names and made sure if someone seemed to be out of viewing... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Lexington
Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

I have been wanting to swim with manatees for quite a few years now. This place not only took us to do that, our dive masters and guide answered every question we had and the ones we didn't think to ask. There were plenty of manatees the day we went, and on the early tour I might add- the local... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Pasco, Washington
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I did three dives and were with a group of 8 that did two snorkels. GREAT dive masters, worked hard to get us a good price for all we wanted to do, equipment was in good shape and easy to use. Blue Grotto and Devil's Den was amazing. Would HIGHLY recommend this outfit. Very patient but gave amazing experiences.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Delray Beach, Florida
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
11 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Finally found some brass clips!! Lots of other do dads in the mix at the shop. The staff were friendly but not all were knowledgeable.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Dania Beach, Florida
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
6 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

This is a very well equipped operation with extremely friendly staff. I have to admit we only saw three manatees but it certainly wasn't for Guide Glenn's lack of effort. The conditions just didn't cooperate. He really did a great job! We would definitely go back!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Wilmette, Illinois, United States
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

We scuba dived in the Rainbow River with America Pro & it was an incredible trip. We had several novice divers with us so Cory was so good & patient & kind making sure all had a great safe time! I'd go with Cory again ANYTIME!!

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed American Pro Diving Center Manatee Snorkel Tour also viewed

 

Been to American Pro Diving Center Manatee Snorkel Tour? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from American Pro Diving Center Manatee Snorkel Tour staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Will you pick up and drop off at my hotel?
  • I have a family of 7. Can your tour accommodate all of us together?
  • How should I dress for this tour?